Free stuff online!
Usually those are three words that should make you say, "yeah, right," but in some cases not only is it true, but it's really cool free stuff! Case in point--Skype. This is a free internet telephony (I know, lame name!)program that allows you to download the software, create an account and be able to use the speakers and microphone on your computer to place a call to any other person who uses Skype for free. Of course, you can also purchase credits so that you can call a person's telephone from your computer--prices on that vary and you can find the details on their website. If you're using a dial-up connection to the internet, you might not want to attempt this. Dial-up speeds are probably too slow to give you a good connection, but it certainly doesn't cost anything to give it a try.
So if you have relatives on the other side of the country, or a kid in college and not enough free minutes on your cell phone to keep tabs as much as you'd like, you might want to let them know about this program so you can both give it a free try. Oh, and remember, when you get that email offering you a FREE PLASMA TV!! Just click delete.
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